Cat Command for Hauling

Cat Command for Hauling

From the leader in mining automation, Command for hauling takes advantage of the most sophisticated technologies available to deliver a next-generation haulage solution — one that boosts safety, productivity and availability on busy mine sites, especially those in difficult or remote locations.

DESCRIPTION

Cat® MineStar™ Command for hauling takes advantage of the most sophisticated technologies available to deliver a next-generation haulage solution — one that boosts safety, productivity and availability on busy mine sites, especially those in difficult or remote locations. Command provides the fully integrated operation of autonomous mining systems, allowing them to haul more efficiently with near-continuous operation and move more with fewer people on site. Autonomous trucks operate safely around other equipment, light vehicles and personnel. Command trucks respond to calls to the shovel, move into position, haul to dump points and even report for maintenance — all without an operator on board.

Features

  • Safety

    • Provides autonomous stop devices (A-stops), carried by each person who enters the autonomous operating zone, to enable immediate stoppage of all autonomous machines in the area.
    • Uses sophisticated sensors to allow safe edge dumping, reducing the need for auxiliary equipment at the dump point.
    • Enables trucks to obey speed limits, queuing protocol, signaling and executing predetermined intersection priorities.
    • Uses proven technologies to prevent collisions with unexpected objects in the truck’s path.
    • Enhances safety by removing operators from hazardous conditions.

  • Flexibility

    • Operates within existing mining operations — working seamlessly with auxiliary operations and allowing people to continue to do their regular work in the pit during autonomous operations.
    • Allows trucks to follow behind slower vehicles as well as strictly adhere to traffic management rules, enabling integration of staffed and autonomous machines.
    • Includes built-in design capability and easy-to-use software that allows the rapid development of any mine road network — in a matter of minutes.
    • Offers multiple entry points, with rapid, repeatable and scalable deployment.
    • Allows trucks to operate in either autonomous or manual mode, enabling the same performance and functionality of the standard truck model when operated in manual mode.

  • Productivity

    • Able to operate more hours in a shift than a staffed truck through elimination of idle time such as shift change, meal/bathroom breaks, , etc.
    • Can operate longer in poor environmental conditions such as snow, rain, sleet, dust and fog than a staffed operation ― minimizing delay and standby hours and providing a greater use of availability.
    • Operates in a more consistent manner than staffed trucks and at the maximum designed speed of the base truck.
    • Allows loader operators to set accurate spot point locations, resulting in shorter exchange times at the loading tool.
    • Uses high-precision GPS to provide a level of accuracy that allows for flawless execution with predictable and consistent results.

  • Scalability

    • Is specifically designed to operate in sites of any size — from quarries to the largest mines in the world.
    • Enables hundreds of trucks and support machines to operate in the autonomous work zone, unlike competitive systems that are limited to a set number of trucks and support assets.

  • Integration

    • Integrates with established industry-leading products, making it instantly robust.
    • Is designed as part of Cat MineStar, a system that is used and supported around the world on thousands of machines.
    • Uses key common components like the communication network and mine mapping system, which allows for the interchange of planning, blending, survey and production data within the one system, enabling mining operations to seamlessly incorporate autonomy into existing operations and streamlining the operating processes.

  • People and Processes

    • Is supported by a highly trained Caterpillar run team that helps optimize processes and mine design for Command for hauling, working alongside personnel to help the site quickly achieve production targets while providing on-the-job training to the mine team.
    • Includes a world-class customer training program for control room personnel, maintenance technicians and staffed equipment operators who will be interfacing with the system in the autonomous zone (e.g., the dozer operator).
    • Leverages a collection of safety and production processes to provide mines with operating principles that will allow faster adaptation within any operation, and that are flexible enough to be customized to meet local needs.
    • Incorporates simulation school and robust on-site training environments and services to help customers rapidly deploy technologies and get up to speed quickly so they can start reaping the benefits.

  • Sustainability

    • Delivers consistent and more efficient operations to reduce fuel usage, which translates to a reduction in emissions.
    • Enables higher machine utilization, for reductions in idle time and less wasted fuel.
    • Utilizes dispatch algorithms to reduce idle time and bunching at the loading site for a decrease in emissions.
    • Incorporates machine health technologies and data analytics to maximize asset health and performance, reducing waste.
    • Will be a key enabler to the energy transition, delivering the consistency and predictability necessary to help sites manage power for machines and full mining operations.

  • Specs
  • Docs

Specs

Overview

Long Name:
Cat Command for Hauling
Name:
Cat Command for Hauling
Brand:
Caterpillar
Status:
Current

Lidar

Power
2A @ 24V

GNSS Receivers

Weight
1.76 lb / 0.8 kg
Humidity
100%

Touch Screen Display

Weight
3.99 lb / 1.81 kg

A-Stop Transmitter

Operating Frequency
919 MHz / 919 MHz

Touch Screen Display

Depth
3.15 in / 80 mm
Operating Temperature
-4° F to 158° F (-20° C to 70° C)

Lidar

Weight
30 lb / 13.6 kg

Radars

Dimensions
6.84 in × 3.55 in × 1.94 in (173.7 mm × 90.2 mm × 49.2 mm)

GNSS Receivers

Width
3.38 in / 86 mm
Connectors
One 12-pin Deutsch, one antenna TNC

A-Stop Transmitter

Maximum Storage Temperature
-58° F to 185° F (-50° C to 85° C)

GNSS Receivers

Depth
2.24 in / 57 mm

Touch Screen Display

Storage Temperature
-40° F to 185° F (-40° C to 85° C)

A-Stop Transmitter

Charger Output
2A @ 5V

Radars

Weight
20.28 oz / 575 g

Touch Screen Display

Video Input
Four video inputs, support NTSC video inputs

GNSS Receivers

Storage Temperature
-58° F to 185° F (-50° C to 85° C)

Radars

Power
1A @ 12V

Touch Screen Display

Humidity
100%

GNSS Receivers

Accuracy
< 1 m (With base station corrections.)

Lidar

Number of Lasers
64 Class 1 – eye safe 905 N∙m wavelength

On-board A-Stop Receiver

Maximum Operating Temperature
-40° F to 185° F (-40° C to 85° C)

Touch Screen Display

Operator Switches
Four illuminated push buttons with tactile feedback one 4-way rocker switch

GNSS Receivers

Height
7.36 in / 187 mm
Electrical Input
9 to 32V DC 120 mA @ 24V DC

Lidar

Sealing
Rated to IP67 (± 35 kPa)
Input Voltage Range
10V to 32V

A-Stop Transmitter

Charger Input
100-240 V AC (50-60 Hz)

Radars

Type
Electrically scanning radar

GNSS Receivers

Operating Temperature
-40° F to 158° F (-40° C to 70° C)

Touch Screen Display

Height
6.18 in / 157 mm
Audible Alarm
Integral audible alarm located on the front face. Two outputs for external alarm.
Width
9.02 in / 229 mm

Lidar

Storage Temperature
-58° F to 194° F (-50° C to 90° C)

Touch Screen Display

Electrical Input
9 to 32V DC

Lidar

EMC Capability
to EC-42 version

On-board A-Stop Receiver

Maximum Storage Temperature
-50° F to 185° F (-50° C to 85° C)

Radars

Operating Frequency
76.5 GHz

A-Stop Transmitter

Maximum Operating Temperature
-0.4° F to 149° F (-18° C to 65° C)
Transmit Range
>180 m

Lidar

Spin Rate
300 rpm-1,200 rpm